the indie music database

since 2007

photo by Sean Newsham


Years Active: 1993 to present

Genre: Electronic, Rock, Non-Music, Pop, Blues

Country: United States


Timothy Prudhomme
Theodore Ellison
Kyle Statham
Geoff Soule

Artist Bio:

Fuck was formed in Oakland, California in 1993. The members met while stuck in a police holding cell over the weekend, and wrote a few songs while in jail. They released a self-titled cassette, and a single, MonkeyBeautyShotgun on their own imprint, Rhesus Records, in 1994. (The songs from the cassette would eventually find their way onto later releases.) Their first CD, Pretty...Slow, was released in 1996. Their second album, Baby Loves a Funny Bunny, was also released in 1996. In a daring and innovative business strategy, the expenses for both of these releases were split between three small record labels: Walt Records, Esther Records (later named Lamplighter Records) and the band's own Rhesus Records. The physical CDs were then divided between the three labels and each was responsible for promoting and selling their share. The band then signed to Matador Records, who released the albums Pardon My French in 1997 and Conduct in 1998. Contrary to unsubstantiated information which has appeared recently in the music press, Matador never asked Fuck to change its name. The business partnership between the band and the label ended one afternoon in the fall of 2000 when Fuck bassist Theodore "Ted" Ellison appeared at Matador's New York headquarters with what......[Read More]